North Shore Park Water Tests High for Bacteria, Florida Dept of Health Advises Public

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High bacteria levels have been reported in the water at North Shore Park in North Fort Myers.
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Article courtesy of Michael Braun | March 31, 2016 | | Shared as educational material

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is advising the public not to enter the water at North Shore Park because of high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing. Tests showed that North Shore Park does not meet the safety criteria for E. coli that the state agency recommends. A high concentration of E. coli indicates other pollution. Water contact may pose an increased risk of disease, particularly for susceptible individuals. This park is posted year-round as a non-swimming beach. Read more online:

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